June 2, 2009
Contact: Julie Du Brow
LIBRARIES NAMED IN HONOR OF SUPPORTERS THAT INCLUDE QUEEN NOOR AL-HUSSEIN, JANE GOODALL, YO-YO MA, AND NATASHA RICHARDSON
ALUMNI USC CLUB OF INDONESIA RAISES OVER $25,000 FOR ORGANIZATION
Jane sent this message of thanks to the 15,000 people who signed her 75th birthday card online and those who made gifts to support JGI's work.
Jane Goodall was honored in France as an "Officier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur." She received the award on January 17 in a private ceremony with French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin at l'Hotel Matignon, the prime minister's office in Paris.
The Légion d'Honneur, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the most senior Order in France, and appointment to the Legion is a great honor.